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Old 10-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Do I have to stop trifolding/using inserts because of bunching?

I have finally figured out how to keep my heavy wetter from having leaks, it's taken 6 kiddos to do that, but I'm loving the cloth because sposies leak so badly at night. Now though since he's walking(running his inserts/prefolds are bunching badly and he's leaking by the leg gussets. Does anyone else trifold with heavy wetters and no problems?

He is 1yr, 24lbs, on the chunky and long torso side. I use swaddlebees capri inserts over thirsties hemp prefolds, or diaper safari trifolded with a bamboo doubler, under diaper safari covers.

I really, really don't want to go back to snappis or other fasteners.

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Old 10-26-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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We trifold exclusively. A toddler is too wiggly to use a Snappi (at least mine).
We have to add a doubler. And I use GMD prefolds.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Re: Do I have to stop trifolding/using inserts because of bunching?

Do you mean its bunching at the crotch or slipping down from front/back?
Try shortening the rise of the cover.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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Re: Do I have to stop trifolding/using inserts because of bunching?

They slip down a little at the front, but it's mostly bunching at the crotch and leaking at the leg gussets of the cover. I can't shorten the rise because that would be the smallest setting, and he's almost needing to go up to fully unsnapped.

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Old 10-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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Re: Do I have to stop trifolding/using inserts because of bunching?

Anyone else have this problem, or no problems trifolding with toddlers? Thanks
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Re: Do I have to stop trifolding/using inserts because of bunching?

I used to have that issue with dd2. I was able to fix it by making my inserts thicker and wider. The thinner the insert the more it will bunch, and the more narrow in the first place, of course it will bunch. Maybe try a wide padfolded flat with a doubler inside to give absorbency and thickness?

There was a mama on here who used the DS inserts just folded in half and not trifolded and she said that worked a lot better for her toddler with the bunching and the exposed PUL. Maybe that would help you?
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Re: Do I have to stop trifolding/using inserts because of bunching?

I have that experience with every cover except Grovia.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:28 PM   #8
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Wider insert, fasten the diaper tighter (and/or lower if it tends to settle by the hips rather than belly button), it might just be a bad fit with that cover. I prefer aplix for a more adjustable fit, myself. DD gets more bunching with snap covers.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:14 PM   #9
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Do you tri-fold the short way? That might help with bunching.
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Yes, I would also try doing up the cover tighter to prevent it.
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